LATEST TIPS & TRENDS
The next time you’re looking to top your phone off, think twice before plugging in to those USB charging sockets found commonly at airports. Doing so could expose you to malware and cyber threats, according to a recent Forbes report. This is because USB ports not only...read more
Time flies! Finnair is celebrating 8 years of flights from Singapore to Europe with anniversary prices! It’s time to pick your favourite destination and book your next trip by 4 June!Sale Period: Now to 4 June 19 Travel period: until further notice. An advance...read more
Did you know that Taiwan’s EVA Air has been named one of the top 10 best long-haul airlines in Asia? To be one of the top ten, the airlines must show efforts to improve passenger comfort and achieve a seven-star safety rating. EVA Air was one of the first carriers to...read more
One of the foremost necessities of travel today is to stay connected while on the go. While there are myriad options for getting online while overseas, each tend to have their own pros and cons. We investigate 3 of the most readily available options - prepaid SIM,...read more
LATEST SEE & DO
When it comes to Beijing, there is no escaping the big three of the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, and Tiananmen Square. And rightfully so, these three sites are so historically significant and tied to the development of China that these sites simply cannot...read more
Tokyo serves as the modern-day capital of Japan, it is without a doubt the business, economic, and cultural hubbub that is driving the country. What many do not know is that it wasn’t always the capital. For much of Japan’s history, Kyoto assumed the mantle of being...read more
So you’ve made the decision to bring the whole family to experience Seoul for a much-needed vacation at the end of the year, hoping for a nice cooling winter getaway. The flight has been booked and you know the hot spots you want to check off on your list. And now,...read more
For most of us, a beach holiday always feels like the ultimate escape. Despite the many inconveniences like sunburn, the sea breeze that turns our hair into a frenzy, the loathsome jellyfishes, temperamental waves, we still love the idea of a beach holiday. I guess...read more
LATEST EAT & DRINK
Few things unite us more than the universal quest for good food.
It’s 1am and you’re wide awake in bed. The jet lag from your trip to London is keeping you tossing and turning, thinking about the shows on West End. A second later, an audible growling sound echoes throughout the room as you let out a sigh reminiscing about chowing...read more
You’ve landed in Hong Kong and before you is a country with a smorgasbord of good food and a shopping galore like no other. And if you’re anything like me, first up has got to be biting down on some heavenly melt-in-your-mouth char siew siu yoke (caramelised and...read more
Café-hopping is a way of life for Singaporeans (especially the millennials). On weekends, locals are seen hanging out at trendy cafés—an epitome of slow living where the ambience is relaxed and bright, people engage in conversations, reading a book, savouring a hearty...read more
If the only Vietnamese food you’ve tried is phở, you’re really missing out on a plethora of delicious dishes defined by daring and distinct use of herbs, spices, and sauces. And eating in Vietnam is not a boring sit-down affair in a sterile restaurant. The nation’s...read more
LATEST TRAVEL STORIES
If you asked me which city to go for a grad trip, I’d say go to Berlin! Even better take up an internship there as Berlin is one of the most affordable cities in Europe. Oh, and did we mention that most of the people in this city speak English? It’s rare to hear...read more
Let alone being able to pronounce, hardly anyone knows the existence of small city Saskatoon (Sas-kuh-toon) in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan (Suhs-kat-che-wan) this side of the world. Known for being cold and remote, it’s hardly (or rather never) associated...read more
Bhutan, a tiny, population-sparse, and landlocked country in South Asia, is bordered by China, India, and Tibet. Spanning an area of 38,000 km² (54 times larger than Singapore), it has a population of only 700,000 (8 times smaller than Singapore). Even though it is...read more
Spring in Tokyo is an ethereal sight. The weather is becoming warmer, trees have shed their winter covers, and those branches that stretch into the sky are shrouded in pink petals. Cherry Blossom, or Sakura, is Japan’s symbol and national flower. These cherry blossoms...read more
PHOTO STORY OF THE DAY
Image by chopsticksontheloose via Instagram. 26 May, Sunday CHINA, Beijing - Receiving more than 14 million visitors per year, the Forbidden City remains Beijing’s most popular cultural and tourist attraction. Such level of popularity is only befitting for the largest...
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Image by chopsticksontheloose via Instagram. 25 May, Saturday CHINA, Nanping - The Wuyi Mountains is regarded as among China’s most spectacular mountain ranges, offering visitors a chance to soak in unparalleled vistas of unspoiled nature. It’s deep canyons, lush...
Image by bels_trails via Instagram. 24 May, Friday PORTUGAL, Lisbon - As far as UNESCO World Heritage Sites go, this riverside tower may not look like much. But don’t let it’s diminutive stature detract from its towering role in modern history. Serving both as a...
Image by chopsticksontheloose via Instagram. 23 May, Thursday TAIWAN, Taipei - Officially opened to the public in 1980, the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is perhaps the most prominent historical landmark in Taiwan. Although primarily a monument to one of the country’s...
Image by saidkarlsson via Instagram. 22 May, WednesdayJAPAN, Iwate - The ancestral home of the influential Fujiwara family, Hiraizumi rivaled Kyoto in wealth and culture during the Heian period. The city rose to prosperity on the back of its local gold mines, which...